By Staff Writer, écoute moi
According to the 2019 Global Sports Salaries Survey conducted by the website sporting intelligence. The best-paid teams in world sports are Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and Italy’s Juventus Barcelona have retained their position as the world’s best paid professional sports team.
Barcelona holding onto top spot is largely down to Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s gross basic annual pay of more than $60 million including guaranteed image rights fees.
Real Madrid retains the second position on the list with an average basic pay of $11.6 million while Serie A champions Juventus – who signed Messi’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 hold the third place with $10.54 million. The other soccer teams in the top 20 are PSG at No. 12 and Manchester City at No. 13.
According to the survey, the statistics show basic yearly remuneration which is not inclusive of signing bonuses, performance bonuses and other extras. Portland Trailblazers are fourth with an average pay of $ 10.4 million, ahead of fellow NBA sides Golden State Warriors on fifth spot. Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder has dropped to sixth at $9.83 million and followed by Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavalier
From the top 10, 7 and from the top 20, 15 positions were taken NBA teams. According to a survey in 2017, the best three teams were the Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors and in 2018 three NBA teams remuneration per player went up to as high as $10 million.
This year players who were positioned between 21 to 30, nine are from the NBA, followed by soccer’s Bayern Munich at No. 22.
In 2017, 32 position was bagged by Juventus which went up to tenth spot previous year as Cristiano Ronaldo and other fine and top level players were penned in.
According to a Report, the top riser were the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, who jumped from No. 152 to 60 spot to No. 92, and the Atlanta Falcons, up 59 spots from No. 123 to No. 64.
Major League Baseball teams surveyed that it was the major stumble for the Toronto Blue Jays, who are down 123 places to No. 172. The New York Yankees were the top-ranked team in the inaugural survey in 2012.
The New York Yankees, who last week signed pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year deal worth a reported $324 million, are 32nd while the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks were among the biggest fallers. �